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List of famous people who died of infectious disease, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from infectious disease includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of infectious disease, including actors, musicians and athletes.

People include everything from Zachary Taylor to George Best.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from infectious disease?" and "Which famous people died due to infectious disease?"

These notable infectious disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has infectious disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general. Taylor's status as a national hero as a result of his victories won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 66 (1784-1850)

Birthplace: Barboursville, Virginia, United States of America

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#34 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#75 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#12 on The Best Political Nicknames

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Jack Snow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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Jack T. Snow is an actor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1943-2006)

Birthplace: Rock Springs, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

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#40 on The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time

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Flora Finch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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Flora Finch was an English-born film actress who starred in over 300 silent films, including over 200 for the Vitagraph Studios film company. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1867-1940)

Birthplace: England, London

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He is described by the Irish Football Association as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland". Born and brought up in Belfast, Best began his club career in England with Manchester United, with the scout who had spotted his talent at the age of 15 sending a telegram to manager Matt Busby which read: "I think I've found you a genius." He went on to see success with United, scoring 179 goals from 470 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 59 (1946-2005)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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#76 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#20 on The Best Soccer Players of All Time

#26 on Coolest Soccer Players

#32 on The Best Short Male Athletes

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